Lizzo’s ongoing tour, in support of her fourth studio album Special, has run into trouble.
The rapper, singer and flautist had to cancel her scheduled show at Bell Center in Montreal, Canada on Thursday after falling ill with flu-like symptoms.
In an Instagram video of the Truth Hurts star wearing a face mask and covered in a blanket, she explains the various symptoms she’s been feeling since Wednesday night.
“Hey Montreal, I had a sore throat and headache last night (Wednesday). And I went to bed and I woke up this morning (Thursday) and I was even worse,” she said, sounding like she was about to cry.
“My body is weak and I have chills and my hearing hurts,” she continued. “Normally, if it’s just a cold, I’ll show it and I’ll eat, take some medicine and it will get better.” But this is getting worse.’
Lizzo cancels performance: Lizzo, 35, took to her Instagram page on Thursday and revealed she had to cancel her show later that night at Bell Center in Montreal, Canada
Lizzo (born Melissa Viviane Jefferson), 35, further revealed she suspects she has “the flu.”
At this point in the clip, she said she had to “make the unfortunate decision to cancel tonight,” the Bell Center show.
“I want to find a date to reschedule but I just can’t perform tonight (Thursday),” she added, sounding remorseful.
The Detroit, Michigan native claims this is only the second time she’s ever had to “cancel something due to health in my entire career.”
She concluded the post by promising to “make it up to Montreal.” I am so sorry.’
In the post’s caption, Lizzo also promised fans that she will honor tickets to a makeup show.
Her next performance is scheduled for Saturday, May 6 at the XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut. So far, there’s no official word on whether she’ll feel well enough to perform on the show.
Sick and in bed: Lizzo sometimes sounded like she was about to cry and shared that she suspected she had the flu before canceling her Thursday show at Bell Center in Montreal, Canada
Covered up: The rapper, singer and flautist wore a face mask and was covered with a blanket in the clip she shared on her Instagram page
The show goes on: Lizzo’s next performance is scheduled for Saturday, May 6 at the XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut. So far, there’s no official word on whether she’ll feel well enough to perform on the show.
On the road: Lizzo is currently on The Special Tour, in support of her fourth studio album, Special, which is due out July 30. 2023
Lizzo is currently on The Special Tour, in support of her fourth studio album, Special.
The tour kicked off with a show at the FLA Live Arena in Sunrise, Florida on September 23, 2022, and will continue through her performance at the Fuji Rock Festival in Nigata, Prefecture, Japan on July 30, 2023.
The musician first rose to prominence in 2013 as one of five artists to form the hip-hop group Grrrl Prty, who released two EPs before playing their last show at Rock The Garden and disbanding in 2016.
In 2013, she also released her first solo studio album, Lizzobangers, which was re-released the following year by Virgin Records.
She has since released Big Grrrl Small World (2015) and then Cuz I Love You (2019), which is considered her breakthrough album, thanks in part to the hit singles Juice, Temp and the title track Cuz I Love You.
Lizzo dropped Special (2022) last July and contains the hits About Damn Time, 2 Be Loved (I Am Ready).